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Having just Songbird has been a very sad thing for me. I'm a big fan of Busiek's late 90s-early 2000s work. I could see a Minimate assortment pairing one member of the Thunderbolts with their Masters of Evil counterpart. 

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18 hours ago, Nessex said:

Guh! 
This shot is making me want Thunderbolts minimates so bad.... and I didn't even read the original run! 

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Source: Marvelous News
 

Yeah dude.  Those designs are classic, super toyetic, and would look GREAT as minimates.  Here's hoping that rumored Thunderbolts movie happens and we get a corresponding Thunderbolts wave.   

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It seems that over the years, Marvel Legends and MiniMates have traded the "obscurity baton" back-and-forth, meaning taking the mantle of the line that goes deeper into the Marvel bench. Relative to the MiniMates peak in ~2009, we seem to be in modest hibernation here on the Marvel MM front. While at Marvel Legends, we see Leap-Frog, White Rabbit, Maggot (coming), D'Spayre, and all sorts of nuttiness.

I'm glad there is still a trickle of product, but I wish there were more.

For Legends, I'm still cherry-picking in a way that I wouldn't with MiniMates, because for MMs space isn't a constraint. But some of my favorite MLs of all time have come out recently, including Shang-Chi and classic Doctor Doom.

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I know Corsair got a toy in the distant past (Toy Biz!), but I'd say he's still an obscure character, one without a Legend.

And Lilandra never got that ML figure they proposed, right? But now she's got a Minimate!

Ghost got a movie Legend, but not a comic one. 

I think we're still holding our own. More to come!

And FWIW, there are a lot of unsold White Rabbits out there. 

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2 hours ago, DSTZach said:

I know Corsair got a toy in the distant past (Toy Biz!), but I'd say he's still an obscure character, one without a Legend.

And Lilandra never got that ML figure they proposed, right? But now she's got a Minimate!

Ghost got a movie Legend, but not a comic one. 

I think we're still holding our own. More to come!

And FWIW, there are a lot of unsold White Rabbits out there. 

To be sure: my Marvel MiniMate collection is mighty, and there are many, many that don't exist as Marvel Legends. Credit where it's due: Dreadnoughts! First Appearance Blade! So many more that I can't think of because it's the end of the day! And yeah ML has gone nowhere near Starjammers yet, and they've only done a Lilandra head that you can sadly slap on a Silver Sable body and pretend. They did do a comic Ghost, but as part of an SDCC set, so advantage = MM.

I think I'm mostly musing about my past twenty years collecting toys, and where my "deep cut" itch has been scratched. ML started strong with ToyBiz, threw at least one odd pick into several waves & did some interesting box sets, then there was a big lull when Hasbro first took over and... mistakes were made. That timing happened to coincide with the MMM renaissance, so there was plenty of really deep-bench character selection happening on the Minimate front. 

Then somewhere along the way Hasbro started stepping up (but I'm sure everyone has noticed that the costs have also been steadily stepping up).

The fact of the matter is, ML could make some very obscure choices, and I'd skip them for space whereas if MMM put them out, I'd buy them in a heartbeat. Although for the record: I'm one of the suckers who bought a White Rabbit, because I will always go deep on Spider-Villains. 

Very excited to hear that there is more to come! I'll always be first in line to preorder a full wave (sometimes two).

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